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More Than Ever, We Need to Rethink How to Live Our Lives in Meaningful Ways Without Excessive Spending

Christine Escobar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

For better or for worse in the United States, whether due to credit card debt, the foreclosure crisis, job loss or pay cuts, this holiday season many of us are forced by hard economic realities to reexamine our role as "consumers."

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

In our fourth post of this series examining the forces that are affecting the traditions of philanthropy, we asked nonprofit expert Carol Rhine to sha...

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

When volunteers get the meaning and see the value and results from volunteerism, they increase rather than decrease their time. Doing make-work, being used inefficiently and having no yard stick to measure success are all factors."

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

The Best New Ideas In Washington

Darius Graham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Darius Graham

What often goes unrealized is that Washington, D.C. is so much more than a collection of government offices and historic buildings, it is also an urban city with all of the attendant challenges.

Designing Our Solutions: The Need for Women and Minorities in STEM

Cecilia Corral | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Cecilia Corral

I was recently reminded why I chose to be an engineer in the first place by the Smithsonian infographic on "Where a STEM Education Can Take You." The infographic cites, "49% of female STEM college students say they chose their field because of a desire to make a difference." I definitely fell in that 49%.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

September, So Exciting

Susie Spain | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

For all of us at Angels at Risk, what we love most about September is all the newness, the hope, the crisis, the tears and all the joy that we get to see. The fact for us all is that it comes under the category of helping everybody's self-esteem.

Why Older Generations Aren't Passing Down Charity To Kids

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

We love talking about philanthropy. It's such a positive word, both in how it sounds and feels - and what it represents. Why is it then, when we loo...

The Most Important Relationship Your Non-Profit Organization Will Ever Have!

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

The CEO of a great nonprofit has to be a "people person," sensitive to the needs, feelings, interests, goals, and communication styles of all those with whom he or she works, from employees and grantees to volunteers and donors.

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

Corporate Funders: Would You Kindly Allow Me to Take a Tiny Bite of The Hand That Feeds Me?

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Margery Leveen Sher

Companies: in your efforts to reach out to the non-profit community, you may not realize that there are some problems abrewin'.

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

Marc Chardon | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

As we move forward, if we can keep our focus on how to best craft, market, sell and support whatever it is we do -- profit or not -- and if we can learn from each other, then we'll all be better off.

The New Innovation

Michael Lombardo | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

Education, like art, is never 'done.' We have to constantly iterate and adapt, which means building a national culture of continuous improvement and innovation, responding to the challenges and opportunities of the day.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

At the core of relevancy is the basic understanding that the audience for the brand really matters, not the other way around. In an age of supporter shift, nonprofits must figure out how to make their brand promise relevant to different generations that have varying needs and perspectives.

Wildlife Tracking in the Adirondacks (PHOTOS)

Alissa Rafferty | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Alissa Rafferty


Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Dead Prez Return With New Album at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Even though it's been a while since the duo released a full album, M1 assures us that they've been hard at work, putting out mixtapes, working on their "Turn Off the Radio" series and Stic dropping his workout album.

Searching for a Non Profit to Give Back to? Here's 50.

Erin Giles | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Erin Giles

In my work I come across unique non profits that are doing great work but may be ones that you haven't heard of and because there is no easy way to find just what you're looking for in a non profit, I compiled this list of 50 non profits and have broken them down into categories you may be searching for.

Music, Touring and Educating

Adam DeAngelis | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam DeAngelis

With today's technology, no one has an excuse not to get involved. You never know whose life you're going to change, or who you'll inspire to do great things.

Nonprofit Trends: Charitable Giving in 2013

Marc Chardon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

Earlier this month, the company I have the privilege of leading released its 2012 Charitable Giving Report. Although we look at giving all the time, releasing a charitable giving index every month (included above), this report was a time for us both to reflect on the year behind us and to hear from experts from a variety of nonprofit sub-sectors.

Theatre Brings New Perspective to Global Health Issues

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

Global Health and the Arts demonstrates how crucial a theatre can be in addressing complex technical and social issues, especially when they intertwine.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 1)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

We've evolved to a point where, brands -- and a focus on branding -- are everywhere. And brands have become especially important in the nonprofit sector.

IT Internships Provide Invaluable Opportunities to ITWorks Students

Tech Impact | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Tech Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifSince graduating from ITWorks, Jarell is close to completing his Associate's Degree as a CIS major while working in the Information Technology department at a prestigious and historic social club in Philadelphia, The Union League.